Pros

  • Roomy display
  • Excellent camera and multimedia playback

Cons

  • Touch interface is awkward for typing
  • Accessing contacts can be difficult

At A Glance

The phone looks handsome, but the touchscreen interface is awkward and disappointing.

Manufacturer’s Description

Touch screen technology Type in portrait or landscape mode on the beautiful full QWERTY keyboard. If you need to switch from text to talking, just press the familiar BlackBerry phone buttons below the screen. SurePress and SureType Text, email and surf with pinpoint accuracy, and use two fingers to select multiple items. BlackBerry Storm smartphones combine advanced SurePress technology with exclusive SureType technology, which learns your habits as you type.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.rim.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9530BLACKCDMA
Processor
Processor type Qualcomm
Processor speed 0.528 MHz
Display
Backlight Yes
Display size 3.25 inches
Display type Color
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480 x 360 pixels
Storage
Other storage Micro SD
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 6.0 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 15.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB 2.0 Yes
Dimensions
Width 4.4 inches
Depth 2.5 inches
Height 2.5 inches
Weight 0.34375 pounds
Exposure Controls
Flash Built-in Flash
Image Processor
Megapixels 3.2
Storage Media
SD card Micro SD
Carrier
MTS Yes
HSDPA 0.0
UMTS 1.0
GSM 1800 1.0
CDMA 1900 0.0
GPRS 1.0
GSM 1900 1.0
GSM 800 1.0
Cell Carrier Verizon
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
wmv Yes
Streaming Video Yes
Video Calling No
Supported Audio Formats
AAC
  • AAC Plus
  • AAC
  • eAAC Plus
WMA WMA ProPlus
MP3 Yes
Included Software
Operating System BlackBerry OS
Sync
Sync Options Supported
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
Camera
camera_shutter 0.0
Form Factor
Volume Controls Yes
Number of Displays One
Form Factor Candy bar
Keyboard None
Messaging
MMS Yes
SMS Yes
Other Messaging Support
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM
  • E-Mail
Location
GPS 1.0